On Saturday, Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy on Saturday said that his father HD Deve Gowda's (former Prime Minister) of India was much better than current Prime Minister Narendra Modi's so far as far as the country's internal security is concerned. According to the source, Kumaraswamy lashes out on PM for using Balakot air strike incident for political gains in the ongoing Lok Sabha elections.
Janata Dal-Secular supremo Deve Gowda was the Prime Minister of the country for less than a year from June 1, 1996, to April 21, 1997. Kumaraswamy further said that when his father was the PM the country was peaceful as there was not even a single terror attack. Comparing his father HD Deve Gowda's ten-month-long tenure as the Prime Minister of India with PM Narendra Modi’s reign Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy said that his father’s term was much better than PM Modi's as far as the country's internal security is concerned.
While responding to PM Modi’s latest jibe aimed at the Congress-JD(S) alliance when while addressing a rally in north Karnataka he had asked whether Congress and the JD(S) vote bank is in Bagalkot or Balakot Kumaraswamy said that the PM does not know the difference between the two. Prime Minister Modi during an election rally at Chitradurga in Karnataka had said that the whole world stood with India, but "our Mahamilavati Dal" (Congress-JDS) was condemning Modi instead of Pakistan.